• Lutherkanzlei in der St. Andreaskirche
    Foto: Lutz Döring
  • Kloster St. Marien in Helfta
    Foto: Lutz Döring
  • Panorama der Lutherstadt Eisleben
    Foto: Lutz Döring
  • Alter in der Petrikirche, Eisleben
    Foto: Lutz Döring
  • Stadtmodell von Eisleben in der Ausstellung Geburtshaus
    Foto: Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt
  • Luthergeburtshausensemble in Eisleben
    Foto: Doreen Ritzau
  • Luther-Büste vor dem Geburtshaus
    Foto: Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt
  • Sterbezimmer im Museum "Luther's Sterbehaus", Eisleben
    Foto: Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt

Location

Contacts

Tourist-Information Lutherstadt Eisleben und Stadt Mansfeld e. V.
Hallesche Str. 4
06295 Lutherstadt Eisleben
Telefon: 03475 - 602124
Fax: 03475 - 602634
info@lutherstaedte-eisleben-mansfeld.de
www.lutherstaedte-eisleben-mansfeld.de

Martin Luthers Geburtshaus
Lutherstraße 15
06295 Lutherstadt Eisleben
Telefon: 03475 - 7147814

Museum "Luthers Sterbehaus"
Andreaskirchplatz 7
06295 Lutherstadt Eisleben
Telefon: (03475) - 602285

Events

Eisleben

Martin Luther in Eisleben

Lutherstadt Eisleben is one of the oldest towns between the Harz mountains and the river Elbe and is where Martin Luther came into this world and also left it. The house where he was born and the house where he died (now a museum), two of the sites most closely associated with the life and works of Martin Luther, have been UNESCO world heritage sites since 1996. Other places with connections to Luther can also be found in the town. 

Under Luther's influence St. Anne's Church became the first Protestant church in the Mansfelder Land region. The 29 Biblical scenes depicting the four Apostles and scenes from the Old Testament carved in sandstone in St. Anne's Church are particularly significant.

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Places of interest

The medieval market square in the centre, the town hall, the residences of the Counts of Mansfeld and imposing town houses trace the history of Eisleben's development over the centuries. Eisleben was first mentioned in records in 994 AD and was granted a town charter in the 12th century. The town grew in importance in the 15th and 16th centuries, mainly due to the copper mining and smelting industry in the territories of the once powerful Counts of Mansfeld.


Luther Sites

Martin Luther's birthplace

Martin Luther came into the world on 10 November 1483 in Eisleben. He was baptised the following day in St. Peter's Church. The unassuming town house where he was born, also from the 15th century, was largely destroyed when a fire swept through Eisleben in 1689. The council then acquired the land and had the property rebuilt. An exhibition for Lutheran pilgrims was also added in this period, which makes the house one of the oldest museums in the German-speaking world.

Photo: Doreen Ritzau


The House of Luther's Death

Martin Luther passed away in 1546, in the town where he was born. The great reformer had travelled to Eisleben on 28 January that year to mediate in a dispute for the Counts of Mansfeld. Although Luther was weak from illness at the time, he brought the negotiations to a successful conclusion. In the early hours of the morning on 18 February, Martin Luther died at the age of 62.

The house that commemorates the death of Luther overlooks the market square in Eisleben. It has been known as the place where he passed away since 1726. The building was purchased by the Prussian treasury in 1862 and converted into a memorial site. Prominence is given to the rooms mentioned by reports into Luther's death, namely his sleeping quarters, the room where he died, and the meeting room.

Photo: Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt


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